Just before Electric Picnic, news reached that Salty Dog, the ship stage at the festival was planning to open a venue in Rathmines.
Plans have since changed and Salty Dog are no longer in charge of the space but the venue is to open with a pirate ship inside theme under the name The Bowery (not the most original name in the world there).
The new venue promises live music seven nights a week with the bar open from 5pm every day. The music policy is mostly rock’n’roll, rockabilly and bluegrass on Friday and Saturdays, funk, disco and ska. “Rock ’n’ Rum,” for short (they are making their own run).
Ray O’Donoghue music booker of Sea Sessions is looking after the music and the first weekend’s opening is Halloween and will feature Stomptown Brass, The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow and Interskalactic , special guests presented by Abner Brown’s. Resident DJs include Le Galaxie’s Michael Pope and Today FM’s Kelly-Anne Byrne.
The inside of the building’s ship design features port holes from Irish Naval auxiliary ship L.E. Setanta, which was decommissioned in 1980. The floorboards come from the recently demolished Boland’s Mill in Ringsend, while the wood paneling came from the former Little Sisters of the Poor convent on The South Circular Road.
The owners of The Bowery are Tom Bohan owner of the Oarsman in Ringsen and Brian Costelloe, Costello’s Tavern in Limerick City.
The Bowery – Upcoming Acts
Friday 28 October: Stomptown Brass
Saturday 29 October: Abner Brown’s presents very Special Guests
Sunday 30 October: The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow Halloween Party
Saturday 26 November: Interskalactic